Cyber Incident Handler / 1st Shift

Job Locations US-MD-Beltsville
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Cyber Mission


Peraton is currently seeking a Cyber Incident Handler that will become part of Peratons’ Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program providing leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective, and secure business processes.  The DSCM program encompasses technical, engineering, data analytics, cyber security, management, operational, logistical, and administrative support to aid and advise DoS Cyber & Technology Security (CTS) Directorate.  This includes protecting a global cyber infrastructure comprising networks, systems, information, and mobile devices all while identifying and responding to cyber risks and threats. 


Location: Beltsville, MD. Hybrid after initial 90-days.  


You must be able to support shift work. This current opening is for a 1st shift role, which is Sunday-Thursday 6:00am to 2:00pm.


In this role, you will:

  • Support the Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT).
  • Detect, classify, process, track, and report on cyber security events and incidents.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal teams as needed to analyze and respond to events and incidents.
  • Perform triage and response capabilities 24x7x365.
  • Monitor and triage the CIRT hotline, email in-boxes, and fax.
  • Create tickets and initiate workflows as instructed in SOPs.
  • Report incident information to the U.S. CERT.
  • Collaborate with other local, national, and international CIRTs as directed.
  • Deliver and oversee remediation activities.





  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
  • The ability to support 1st shift, Sunday through Thursday, 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM, EST.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing event information and performing threat or target analysis.
  • Experience supporting operations related to persistent monitoring on a 24/7 basis of all designated networks, enclaves, and systems.
  • Demonstrated competence in managing and executing first-level responses and addressing reported or detected incidents.
  • Comfort level with reporting to and coordinating with external organizations and authorities.
  • Background in coordinating and distributing directives, vulnerability, and threat advisories to identified consumers.
  • Possess at least ONE of the following certifications:
  • CCNA-Security, CND, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, or SSCP certification.
  • U.S. citizenship and an active Secret security clearance.




Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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